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Lives in Utah. Set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Also had a bit part in the movie as a gate attendant at the airport. Casting assistant (to Michelle Wright) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Latter-day Saint (convert; was a member of the Church from 1981 to 2004). Born 19 March 1963, Detroit, Michigan. Playwright, screenwriter, director. Attended film school (on a scholarship) at Brigham Young University, during which time he became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LaBute co-wrote Michael L. Schaertl's "Beware! Ghosts!!" in 1986. His play "In the Company of Men," produced at BYU in December 1992, was awarded the Associate for Mormon Letters (AML) Award for Drama in 1993. After working for years as a playwright, LaBute burst onto the film scene with a critically acclaimed film version of that play. "In the Company of Men" (1997) starred LaBute's college friend, Aaron Eckhart. The two would continue to collaborate on many of LaBute's films. "In the Company of Men" won awards for LaBute at the Deauville Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards and the Thessaloniki Film Festival. LaBute also won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, perhaps the most important factor in turning him into a major star of the independent film scene. LaBute's next wrote and directed "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998), also a critical success. His first big budget studio feature was "Nurse Betty" (2000), the first time he directed a screenplay written by somebody else. "Nurse Betty" was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. LaBute's broadway play "Bash: Latterday Plays" was filmed and shown on Showtime in 2000. While continuing to write and direct stage plays, LaBute's next film was his most ambitious project yet: an adaptation of A.S. Byatt's popular novel Possession. The film was filmed in London in 2001 and released in 2002. Also in 2002 LaBute directed a film adaptation of his hit play "The Shape of Things", marking the first time he took a producer credit for himself. Profile Page
Lives in Midvale, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Shawn Lacy; Shaw Lacy; Shawn P. Lacy. Key grip for the Disney TV movies "Hounded" (2001) and "The Poof Point" (2001), the feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), directed by Blair Treu, and the independent film "Just a Dream" (2001), directed by Danny Glover. Grip for "The Rage" (1997), "Coyote Summer" (1996), Blair Treu's "The Paper Brigade" (1996), "Invasion of Privacy" (1996), Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995). Best Boy Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Lives in Moab, Utah. Also credited as: René Lafaurie. Second unit makeup artist for the feature film "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993). Other makeup/hair credits include commercials for Budweiser (Otherworld), Labatt (Cinelande) and Coke (RSA-USA). Wardrobe credits: Lonestar (Deaton Flanigan); Always (Tate & Partners); Southeast Airlines (Crossroads).
Latter-day Saint. Propmaker foreman for "Alien: Resurrection" (1997). Production designer/art director for Gary Rogers' 2003 feature film based on the Book of Mormon. Bio from that website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/filmmakers/index.html):
Allen has spent the last 15 years working in Hollywood. He is known for his skill in many types of specialized film construction techniques, including: large scale set construction, sculpting, mold making, miniatures, air and water craft, vacuform, armor, etc.
Allen has worked on over 40 major Hollywood motion pictures during his career, including: Independence Day, True Lies, Mars Attacks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Father of the Bride, Cable Guy, American Beauty, Wild Wild West, Training Day, and many more.
Allen's LDS Church projects include: Kirtland Visitor's Center Film, Palmyra Visitor's Center Film, Nauvoo Film, and more.
Scott S. Lafferty
Latter-day Saint. Set construction coordinator for Gary Rogers' 2003 feature film based on the Book of Mormon. Bio from that website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/filmmakers/index.html):
Scott has over 10 years experience working in Hollywood on major motion pictures as a Foreman, Gang Boss, and Journeyman Carpenter. Additionally, Scott recently completed several projects for the LDS Church at the Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah.
Scott's credits include some of Hollywood's biggest motion pictures, such as: Independence Day, Cable Guy, Mars Attacks, Godzilla, Time Machine, Dante's Peak, Beverly Hills Ninja, Training Day, Wild Wild West, 13th Floor, and many more.
Scott has also constructed music video sets for Michael Jackson and N'Sync, and sets for many TV shows such as The Practice, Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.), and others.
Anthony Michael Lagoon
Stand-in for child actor Jarrett Lennon, the 6th-billed star, in Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995).
Lives in Alpine, Utah with her husband Dan Laing. Sometimes credited as: Lora Laing; Lora Lang; Laura 'Rockets' Laing. Co-key hairdresser for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Key hair stylist for the Disney TV movies "Double Teamed" (2002) and "Poof Point" (2001).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wardrobe/costumer.
Latter-day Saint. Competed in the 24-Hour Filmmaking Competition which was part of the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in November 2002 in Provo, Utah. His film, "You Can't Just Change...Can You," received Honorable Mention.
Utah-based actor. Appears as a studnet in Ann Sward's "Eight Week Film Course" (2001), filmed in Alpine, Utah. Has appeared on stage at the Hale Centre Theatre, Roger's Memorial Theatre and Ogden Terrace Plaza Theatre in productions of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Most Happy Fella; West Side Story; Forever Plaid; Pirates of Penzance. Did voiceover work as the voice of an IRS/yoga master in "Bush Power Yoga Tax Plan" (Ozone Publishing).
Key hair/makeup for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of film school at Brigham Young University. Cinematographer of the PBS documentaries "Helen Foster Snow: My China Years" (2000) and "Immortal Fortress: A Look Inside Chechnya's Warrior Culture" (1999). Cinematographer of the feature-length student film "The Appleby Sensation" (1997). Director (and cinematographer) of the short student film "Pursuit" (1998).
Lives in Orem, Utah. Filmmaker Sometimes credited as: Jeff Lanbright. Director or assistant director of numerous international corporate training and promotional projects. Camera operator on commercials for clients such as Delta Airlines, Procter & Gamble, and Nu-Skin. Producer of commercials for Sears, Rubbermaid, Pro Form Ultradent. Video operator of the documentary "Spirit of Rock and Roll." Videographer (along with Don Muirhead) for the video "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Saxophone player and music arranger. Brother-in-law of Utah native guitarist Paul Richards. Arranged the music for Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Small roles in "Ninja Academy" (1990) and "Never Say Goodbye. TV appearances on: The Tonight Show; Days of Our Lives; Columbo. Founder of Al Lampkin Entertainment, which provides all types of DJs and live performers. The company also provides complete production services, including sound systems, stage lighting, staging, projection video and many other services necessary for live concerts and corporate events. Website: http://www.allampkin.com
Born 19 June 1931, Copenhagen, Denmark. Died 19 May 1985, Salt Lake City, Utah. Best known as a Danish ballerina who performed on stage. Has one film credit, as a dancer in the German film "Das Tanzende Herz" (1953).
Resident of Sandy, Utah (2002). Co-producer of "On Our Own" (1988) and executive producer of "The Red Fury" (1984). Wrote the story "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991). All of these were Feature Films For Families/Lyman Dayton productions filmed in Utah. With Utah-based science fiction writer Bill Ransom, Landerman has co-written unproduced screenplays based on Ransom's novels Jaguar; ViraVax and Burn.
Utah-based actress. Also credited as: Kim Nultry Landry. Small role in the TV movie "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!" (1998). Guest appearance on a 1999 episode of "Touched by an Angel" (titled "The Christmas Gift").
Steven C. Laneri
Lives in Heber City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Steve Laneri; Steven Laneri. Sound mixer for the Feature Films For Families videos "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), "Split Infinity" (1992) and "Rigoletto" (1993). Sound mixer for the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001), the TV movies "Divided by Hate" (1997), "Sunstroke" (1992), "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992), "The Price She Paid" (1992), "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992) and "The Witching of Ben Wagner" (1987), the TV miniseries "Nothing Lasts Forever" (1995), and the TV series "Touched by an Angel."
Born 27 March 1902, Bluff, Utah. Died 3 April 1998, Santa Monica, California. Birth name: Charles Bryant Lang. Sometimes credited as: Charles B. Lang Jr.; Charles Lang Jr.; Charles B. Lang; Charles Bryant Lang; Charles E. Lang. Cinematographer. Received Academy Award for Best Cinematography for "A Farewell to Arms" (1932). Received 16 other Academy Award nominations, for: Butterflies Are Free (1972); Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969); How the West Was Won (1962); One-Eyed Jacks (1961); The Facts of Life (1960); Some Like It Hot (1959); Separate Tables (1958); Queen Bee (1955); Sabrina (1954); Sudden Fear (1952); A Foreign Affair (1948); The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947); The Uninvited (1944); So Proudly We Hail! (1943); Sundown (1941); The Right to Love (1930). Cinematographer of at least 146 movies. Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers in 1991. Interviewed in the documentary "Visions of Light" (1992).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Laura Langton. Sometimes credited as: Andy Langton. Location manager for numerous Utah-made feature films and TV movies, including: "Little Secrets" (2002, directed by Blair Treu); Just a Dream (2001); Stolen from the Heart (2000); Bats (1999); Murder at 75 Birch (1999); Alyson's Closet (1998); The Rage (1997); A Life Less Ordinary (1997); Invasion of Privacy (1996). Location scout for "Unhook the Stars" (1996). Location manager for "Coldblooded" (1995), filmed in Los Angeles. Second assistant director for the video "Prehysteria! 3" (1995), and the films "Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000" (1994) and "A Midnight Clear" (1991).
Laura Lee Langton
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, film crew member Andrew Langton. Set decorator for the TV series "The Visitor" (1997), the TV movies "Stolen from the Heart" (2000) and "Unforgivable" (1996), and the feature films "Same River Twice" (1996) and "Invasion of Privacy" (1996). Construction coordinator for the TV series "The Practice" (1997-2002).
17 April 1913, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 15 April 1980, Burbank, California. Actor. Played Leslie Harrington on TV series "Peyton Place" from 1964 to 1968. Also had regular role on "The Brighter Day" series in 1962. Dozens of guest spots on TV series, including The Twilight Zone; The Virginian; Dr. Kildare; Leave It to Beaver; Mister Ed; Perry Mason; Wagon Train; It Takes a Thief; Cheyenne; Gunsmoke; Rawhide; The Untouchables; Broken Arrow; Alfred Hitchcock Presents; The Lone Ranger. Appeared in at least 40 films (usually in small roles), including The Cosmic Man (1959); It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958); The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957); Utah Blaine (1957); The Snow Creature (1954); Return From the Sea (1954); What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945); Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944).
Latter-day Saint. Born 6 April 1928, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 7 August 1972, Santa Monica, California. Birth name: Joyce Wassmandorff. Sometimes credited as: Joyce Lansing; Joy Lansing; Joy Loveland. Actress. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Regular role as "Gladys Flatt" on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962). Regular role as "Goldie" on the TV series "Klondike" (1960-61). Major roles in B-movies: Bigfoot (1970); Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967); The Brave One (1956); Hot Cars (1956); Hot Shots (1956); So You Think the Grass Is Greener (1956); The Fountain of Youth (1956). Small roles and bit parts in at least 25 other movies. Bio from Femme Fatal Library (http://www.soltec.net/~java/oldfem12.htm):
Joi Lansing wasn't the most famous glamour era model, nor was she the most talented actress, but through her good looks and a determination to work, she had a long career in movies and television. Born Joyce Wasmansdorff to a devout Mormon family in Salt Lake City, Lansing was the good girl-next-door in every sense of the phrase. She started her acting career in high school and was soon noticed by Hollywood. Even though she only had bit parts (like a momentary scene in "Singing in the Rain"), she kept working. Her big break came in the 1950 when she crossed over to the small screen. She had guest shots on "The Jack Benny Program" and was a semi-regular on "The Bob Cummings Show" (a.k.a. "Love That Bob"). She also appeared on "Make Room For Daddy", "Ozzie and Harriet", "I Love Lucy", "The Adventures of Superman" and in the 1960's "The Beverly Hillbillies". Not a bad resume for a woman who once made the cover of Life magazine as "Hollywood's newest dumb blonde." Also of note was the 1956 "Son of Sinbad" in which Lansing co-starred with fellow femme fatale Lili St. Cyr. Like many of her contemporaries, her career moved downhill in the late 60's to burlesque theater and low grade movies, but regardless of that, we remember Lansing for the wonderfully playful pin-ups and TV appearances she left us.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Teen actress. Small role as a girl in a library in the TV movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002). Has guest starred on several episodes of "Touched by an Angel," and has had significant roles in a TV pilot and a number of independent films.
Film editor for Martin Andersen's short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002), prodced by Nu Skin Enterprises. Also did 3D modeling and compositing for the film. Assistant editor for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
Utah-based actor. Married to Marie Larimer. Supporting role as the grandpa in the film "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (2001). Supporting role in Joseph Osborn's low-budget, Utah-made feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Smaller roles in other feature films and TV movies made in Utah: Hounded (2001); The Crow: Salvation (2000); No More Baths (1998); Out of Annie's Past (1995). Larimer was the narrator of David Scheerer's 1997 documentary "Yellowstone, America's Eden", produced by Scandinature Films and Brigham Young University (BYU). Also did voice work for the Latter-day Saint-themed PBS documentaries "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and "Promontory" (2002). (His wife also worked on "American Prophet".) Has acted in numerous Salt Lake City stage plays. Larimer also directed "Singer", the "documusical" about slain polygamist John Singer, which was staged at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah in 2000. Directed A Perfect Ganesh at Plan-B Theatre Company. In November 2002 he auditioned for a role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon feature film, and was invited to "call backs" (second round of auditions). Bio from A Perfect Ganesh program notes (http://www.planbtheatrecompany.org/biosgan.html):
Tony Larimer is a veteran actor, director and educator. Recent acting credits include Hysteria, The Ride Down Mount Morgan and Keely & Du (SLAC), Broadway Bound (The Grand Theatre), The Chairs (Egyptian Theatre Company), Waiting for Godot (theatre, inc) and W;t (The Emily Company). Recent directing credits include Three Tall Women (SLAC), The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Singer, The Voice of the Prairie and Greater Tuna (Egyptian Theatre Company). He is married to the actress Marie D. Larimer.
Hair and makeup work for commercials and industrial films, including: Homesmart Screen Test (Omni Prod.); Moab Home Show (Omni Prod.); Taco Bell (Video Media Productions). Assistant hair stylist for the TV series "Exhale with Candice Bergen" (2000)
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short documentary "Temple Riders" (2002), about a group of Latter-day Saint motorcyle enthusiasts have been getting togther and doing motorcycle road trips to different temples.
Bobi Jo Larsen
Caterer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Foley artist for the Feature Films For Families videos "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), "Rigoletto" (1993) and "Split Infinity" (1992).
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1964. Also known as: Darl E. Larsen. BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990; MA, Brigham Young University (BYU), 1993. PhD, Northern Illinois University, 2000. Author of the short story "The Snell Show," which was adapted into a same-titled short film by screenwriter/director Andrew Black. "The Snell Show" (the story) was published in the webzine Aphelion in 1999. The 8-minute film, a comedy, is described thus: "Every year the community gathers at Arvin Snell's trailer for the greatest show on earth." The film competed in the LDS Film Festival held in Provo, Utah in 2002, where it received honorable mention, and was one of only 12 short films (out of 1,800 submissions) accepted into the Slamdance Film Festival (January 2003). "The Snell Show" won the prestigious Grand Jury Award for Best Short at Slamdance. Larsen wrote his 1993 master's thesis on how the films of George Lucas demonstrate the auteur theory. Larsen presented a paper titled "In the Service of the Patriarchy: The Politics of Civilization in Paint Your Wagon" at the SW Texas PCA/ACA 20 02 Regional Conference Program, February 13-17, 2002. ("Paint Your Wagon" was a Hollywood musical about Latter-day Saint pioneers.) Played a homeless man in BYU student Brad Barber's short film "Get" (2001). Author of the non-fiction book Monty Python, Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama from McFarland Publishing (May 2003). Bio supplied by Larsen (http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/snellshow.htm):
Darl Larsen, 39, is the married father of seven. Originally from California, he is now a film faculty member at Brigham Young University, Theatre and Media Arts Dept., where he teaches screenwriting, film history, Monty Python, Asian Cinemas, animation, and film genres. He received a Ph.D. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University.
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Born 17 June 1925, Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: Keith Larsen Burt. Actor, director, producer, writer. Had regular roles on multiple TV series: "The Aquanauts", "Northwest Passage", "Brave Eagle", and "The Hunter." Appeared in over 30 "B" movies, often in major roles. Directed at least 7 movies, some of which he produced and/or wrote: Young and Free (1979); Whitewater Sam (1977); Run to the High Country (1974); The Trap of Cougar Moutain (1972); Aru heishi no kake (1970); The Night of the Witches (1970); Mission Batangas (1968).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Larsen made the first-person documentary, "Chasing a Good Day to Die" (2002), which chronicles his personal journey, when a search for a cure for his teen son's depression led him to the "Medicine Path" of American Indian peyote ceremonies. The film was shown at the 2002 Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah on 9 August 2002 as part of a session called "Mormon Films." It was listed in the schedule with the description, "Learn about the power of Native American healing ceremonies in one Latter-day Saint's life." Larsen gave a presentation at the 3rd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo/Orem, Utah in January 2004, during which he talked about spiritual aspects of storytelling and the importance of writing personal stories. His film "Chasing a Good Day to Die" was also screened during the festival. From his faculty bio (http://www.film.utah.edu/larsen.html):
Paul Larsen has written eleven commisioned or optioned screenplays, including The Legend for Bonneville International, which is scheduled to begin shooting in spring of 1999. He is also the author the the stage play The Raid, produced at Kingsbury Hall in 1996 and the Marriott Center for Dance 1997.
Paul Larsen was the winner of the Student's Choice Teaching Award in 1995; as well as the Writers at Work award for Backslider in 1997. He has taught screenwriting at the University of Utah since 1993. He is also an instructor for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Latter-day Saint. Cast in a minor role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie. Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/cast/rebeccalarsen.html):
Rebecca received her training in acting at Weber State University. She is an accomplished Singer and actor.
Rebecca's film credits include: Number Nine (O'tay Productions), Abby Singer (Ryan Williams), and How to Cause Pain (Nate Fray Productions).
Rebecca's stage credits include: On The 20th Century (The Grand Theatre), Damn Yankees (Layton City Arts), Brigadoon, You Can't Take It With You And Feeding the Moonfish (Weber State University).
Lives in Provo, Utah. Electrician, set construction. Lighting designer for the 1997 stage production Eric Samuelsen's Gadianton at BYU. Lighting designer for David Morgan's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at BYU (Jan.-Feb. 1998), for Tim Slover's A Joyful Noise at BYU (March 1998), for School for Scandal (1999), and many other BYU theatrical productions.
Born 27 March 1930, Los Angeles, California. Died 1 May 2002, Logan, Utah. Birth name: Robert Boyce Larson. Actor. Appeared in at least 36 movies (mostly in small roles), including The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Five Little Peppers In Trouble (1940), Five Little Peppers at Home (1940), Down the Wyoming Trail (1939). Played "Tommy Cooper" in three "Blondie" movies during the 1940s.
Latter-day Saint. Born 3 September 1905, Cleveland, Utah. Died 1988. Legendary Disney animator. One of the so-called "Nine Old Men" who was with Walt Disney from the beginning of his career and stayed with him throughout the years. Supervising animator or animation director on: Bambi (1942); Fantasia (1940); One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961); Lady and the Tramp (1955); Peter Pan (1953); Alice in Wonderland (1951); Melody Time (1948); Song of the South (1946); Pinocchio (1940). Animator on many other films, including: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983); The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977); Robin Hood (1973); The Jungle Book (1967); Mary Poppins (1964); The Sword in the Stone (1963); Sleeping Beauty (1959); Peter and the Wolf (1946); Casey at the Bat (1946); Make Mine Music (1946); The Three Caballeros (1945); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Bro. Larson was active in his ward up until he died.
Glen A. Larson
Latter-day Saint. Born 1937. Famed TV writer and producer. Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Receipient of two Edgar Allan Poe Awards (for "McCloud" in 1973 and "Magnum, P.I." in 1981). Nominated for a Grammy Award for the "Battlestar Galactica" movie soundtrack. Director of the TV pilot "Chameleons" (1989). Writer, producer and creater of the popular TV series "Battlestar Galactica," episodes of which were combined into a 1978 feature film -- Larson's only theatrically released film. Writer/producer of numerous TV series, including: Team Knight Rider; One West Waikiki; The Highwayman; Cover Up; Automan; Manimal; Knight Rider; The Fall Guy; Magnum, P.I.; Galactica 1980; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo; B.J. and the Bear; Battlestar Galactica; The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries; Quincy; Switch; Alias Smith and Jones; The Men from Shiloh; It Takes a Thief; The Virginian. Writer, producer and/or executive producer of numerous TV movies and TV series pilots, including: Alias Smith and Jones (1970); Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (1977); Darwin Conspiracy (1999); Evening in Byzantium (1978); Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix (1982); Manimal (1983); Millennium Man (1999); Millennium Man (1999); Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1978); Rooster (1982); Staying Afloat (1993); Switch (1975); The Islander (1978); The Murder That Wouldn't Die (1980); The Road Raiders (1989); The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973). Bio by James Pinto from IMDb (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Larson,+Glen+A.):
Glen A. Larson is the man behind some of the world's best known primetime shows. His highly succesful productions (successful both financially and popularly, not always critically!) include "Knight Rider", "The Fall Guy", "Battlestar: Galactica" and "Buck Rogers In the 25th Century". The hallmark of Larson's style is Family entertainment. Always humorous with the tongue firmly in cheek, his shows are textbook examples of the genre for any would-be primetime producer: simple, effective storylines; likeable, charismatic lead characters, combined with very little violence, no bad language and well-crafted "motif"-laced soundtracks. People like Larson's shows because they are fun and relaxing and a wonderful escape from the real world. It is worth considering that this man was almost soley responsible for the all major TV Hits of the 80's! Since the "Golden Age" of Glen A. Larson he has been quiet on the production front with no big successes since "Knight Rider" and "Magnum, PI".
Utah-based actor. Lead role in Diane Orr's documentary/narrative fiction hybrid "Lost Forever with Everett Ruess" (2000). Bio from that film's website (http://www.everettruessmovie.com/filmography.htm):
Mark has performed in over 70 stage productions, including Angels in America (Prio Walter), Waiting for Godot (Estragon), True West (Austin), Orestes (Orestes), The Compleat Wrks of Wilm Shskpr (Abridged) (Everyone), The Dumb Waiter (Gus), Incorruptible (Jack), Hedda Gabler (Lovborg) and Macbeth (Malcolm). He has performed at Pioneer Theater Company and Salt Lake Acting company in Utah, PCPA Theaterfest, Illinois Shakespeare festival, Theater of St. Clement's in New York and Teatra Minatura in Gdansk. Mark plays dual roles in Lost Forever EVERETT RUESS, an actor investigating the mystery and Everett Ruess.
Melissa Leilani Larson
Latter-day Saint. From Provo, Utah, currently based in Iowa City, pursuing her MFA in playwriting from The University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Presently preparing her full-length screenplay "Standing Still Standing" for pre-production. Writer/co-producer of the independent feature "The Lilac Thief" and the television pilot "McCabe & the Kid", the latter for E-Cubed Productions. Director/producer of the short film "Traces" and writer/director of the short films "Rewriting Will" and "Please". Wrote the short film "4:53" (dir. Martin R. Patch), which appeared at the LDS Film Festival and toured with the LDS Film Festival Best of Show program, and received an Honorable Mention from the Black Point Film Festival. Writer/producer of the short film "Iscariot" (dir. Clint A. Carpenter) and producer of the short film "Just Say When" (dir. Tawnya Cazier). Producer/casting director for the short film "Employee of the Month" (dir. Manju Varghese). Casting director for the short films "Sisters of Bethany" (dir. Elizabeth Hansen) and "Gwen Parker & Associates" (dir. Tawnya Cazier). Her play "Lady in Waiting" won the Lewis Playwriting Contest for Women, received a staged reading at BYU and KC/ATCF Region VIII Festival, and was produced at BYU, BYU-Hawaii and California State University, Los Angeles. She directed her play "Wake Me When It's Over," winning the Mayhew Playwriting Contest and receiving an Honorable Mention in Drama from the Association for Mormon Letters. Her adaptation of John Gay's classic "The Beggar's Opera" (dir. Megan Sanborn Jones) played to sold-out houses on the BYU mainstage in March 2004; Melissa also wrote and co-produced the show's many video elements. She directed an early workshop version of her latest play "An Experiment in Sainthood" as part of the first annual Provo Fringe Theatre Project; "Sainthood" will be produced as part of the 2005 Iowa New Play Festival (dir. Scott Pardue) and on the BYU mainstage season in 2006 (dir. David Morgan). Other theatre credits include stage-managing "Great Expectations" for ARTE; "The Clearing", "Cyrano", "Crazy for You", "Misalliance" for BYU; "Lettice & Lovage" for Provo Theatre Company; "Legend of Timpanogos", "Nutcracker", "Romeo and Juliet" for the Utah Regional Ballet; "Home Free!" and "Hot Line" for The University of Iowa. Also assistant stage manger for "Circus Tracks" at UI and "Postmortem" at Iowa Summer Rep, as well as assistant director for "Great Expectations" and "The Crucible" at BYU.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Rolf Larsen; Rolf Larson. Special effects coordinator for the TV movies "No Laughing Matter" (1998), "Out of Annie's Past" (1995) and "Divided by Hate" (1997). Special effects for the award-winning BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986). Did special effects for the Leucadia TV movies "Windrunner" (1995) and "The Witching of Ben Wagner" (1987), the TV movie "Unabomber: The True Story" (1996), and the feature films "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and "China O'Brien" (1990).
Russell L. Larson
Production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Russ Lasson. Producer of the Krisi Church's short film "Shattered" (2001). Boom operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002) and "Handcart" (2002). Boom operator for "He Took My Licking" (2001), a short film sold on video in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Sound mixer for the short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with Chase Nye, made the short (21 min.) film "Released," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is a coming of age story surrounding a high school field trip to southern Utah.
Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Re-recording musician for the award-winning short BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986).
Latter-day Saint (convert). Born 30 June 1931, Rocklacke, North Dakota. Died 10 July 2001 in Logan, Utah. Birth name: Glenn Irven Latham. Married to Louise Andrus McDonald in 1955. Children: Karen, Phil, Laura, Roxanne, Allen, and Julie. Writer of the instructional videos "The Making of a Stable Family" and "Managing the Classroom Environment to Facilitate Effective Instruction." Author of books, including: Management Not Discipline; Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have; Keys to Classroom Management; Parenting With Love; The Power of Positive Parenting; What's a Parent To Do?; Christlike Parenting. Bio excerpts from http://www.cpd.usu.edu/whatsnew/glennlatham:
Glenn was born June 30, 1931 to Glenn Hamilton Latham and Carrie Mae Clouse Latham in Rocklacke, North Dakota. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1949, and served a mission in the Southwest Indian Mission in Arizona and New Mexico. In June 1955 he married... Louise Andrus McDonald, in the Salt Lake Temple...
He attended schools in Eugene, Ore. Glenn received his bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in special education from the University of Utah and his doctorate in special education with a minor in educational psychology and technology from Utah State University.
He was the founder and director of the Columbus Community Center serving adults with disabilities in Salt Lake City, and on he faculty at the University of Utah; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; and Utah State University. At the time of his death, Glenn was the principal investigator at the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center providing technical assistance in educating students with disabilities to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
Glenn's consulting services were in demand worldwide. He regularly conducted training sessions for parents, corporate and government personnel, and educators nationally and internationally. He is the author of many articles and books for parents and teachers. Glenn also spent countless hours working with the Church Education System throughout the World. Glenn served in various positions in the church. His testimony and loving example has provided strength and guidance to countless individuals.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Jennie Latham; Jennie Latham Morris; Jennie Marie Latham; Jennifer Latham; Jennie M. Latham; Jennie Morris; Jennifer Morris; Jennie Marie Latham Morris. Utah-based film worker. Co-producer of the documentary "Two Towns of Jasper" (2002), which won a Documentary Achievement Award at the 2002 Gotham Awards, and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Second assistant director for the independent feature films "Just a Dream" (2001), directed by Danny Glover, and "Same River Twice" (1996), directed by Scott Featherstone. 2nd 2nd assistant director for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Production manager for "Pipe Dream" (2002), directed by John Walsh. Line producer of the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Production coordinator for the award-winning documentary "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition" (2000). Location manager for "Letters to My Mother's Early Lovers" (1998) and "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole" (1998). Set production assistant for the Feature Films For Families videos "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), "Split Infinity (1992), and Rigoletto (1993). Production assistant for "Up Close & Personal" (1996) and the TV movie "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Paula Latham; Paula Latham-Shepherd; Paula Shepherd; Paula Latham Shepherd. Hair stylist and make-up artist. Location assistant for the inedependent film "Same River Twice" (1996), key hair stylist for the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001), and second unit production assistant for the movie "Invasion of Privacy" (1996), all made in Utah.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production coordinator.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production coordinator. Assistant to producer for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998).
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas. Lives in Provo, Utah. Student at Brigham Young University. Art department intern for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Latter-day Saint. Director of the feature-length film "Day of Defense" (2003), filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made primarily for the Latter-day Saint market, "Day of Defense" is about a court battle over the freedom of religion clause in the Bill of Rights, which erupts as a Southern attorney defends Latter-day Saint missionaries from a small town's anti-Mormon legislation. As an actor, Lawson was one of the stars of the low-budget science fiction film "A.P.E.X." (1994), which grossed a reported $49,601 in its theatrical release. Lawson guest-starred as "Andy Koplowitz" on an episode of "Home Improvement" in 1997. Bio from "Day of Defense" website:
Adam Lawson bounced around the east coast before ending up in Utah. He has been acting for over a decade performing in SLC Punk, Promised Land, and Touched By An Angel. For the last two years he has owned and operated a production company where he has directed several short films, commercials, and industrial media. Most recently he directed the feature film Day of Defense.
Instructor at AND ACTION! Actors Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bio from AND ACTION! (http://www.actionacting.com/adam_lawson.htm):
Adam Lawson has been acting for over a decade, performing in "SLC Punk!", "Promised Land," and "Touched By An Television." For the last two years he has owned and operated a production company where he has directed several short films, commercials, and industrial media. Most recently he directed the widely anticipated film "Day of Defense."
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Bill Lower. Online editor for Lee Groberg's PBS documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991), "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992), "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995) and "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Editor for the Utah educational TV series "Technology Navigator" (1997-1998). Post Production Video Editor (CMX) for KUED Media Solutions, the public television (PBS) affiliate based at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Credited as an editor for many KUED documentaries, including Ken Verdoia's "Promontory," John Howe's "The Great Salt Lake" (2001), Howe's "The Snow Wolves," and Hal Cannon's "Why the Cowboy Sings" (2002).
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Train of Thought," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. On-set dresser for the TV movie "Money Plays" (1997) and the films "The Rage" (1997) and "Unhook the Stars" (1996). Assistant property master for "The Way of the Gun" (2000).
Latter-day Saint. Born April 17, 1956 in LaPuente, California. Died 11 September 2000, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Also known as: Gay Nickle Lauritzen Appleberry; Gay Nickle Lauritzen. Set decorator for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and the feature film "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Assistant set decorator for the big-budget 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sculptor for the movie "A Midnight Clear" (1991). Set dresser for the TV movie "Evil in Clear River" (1988). Obituary excerpts from Salt Lake Tribune (http://www.appleberrys.com/research.htm):
Gay Nickle Lauritzen Appleberry, 44, wife of T. Kent Appleberry and daughter of Orson and Shirley Lauritzen... Gay moved to Mt. Pleasant, Utah with her family at the age of 12. She graduated from North Sanpete High School where she was a Sterling Scholar in Art. She received a BS from Utah State University and an MA in Art Education from Brigham Young University. She served an LDS Mission to Alberta, Canada.
An accomplished artist in painting, drawing, sculpture and filmmaking, Gay's passion for the arts and her creativity enriched many lives. She was diagnosed in 1990 with Motor Neuron Disease, which is a form of Muscular Dystrophy, similar to Lou Gehrig's Disease. Despite progressive disabilities, she maintained her remarkable sense of humor. She also continued her work as an artist and in March of this year mounted a successful show of her most recent prints at Art Access II Gallery in Salt Lake City.
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Thatcher, Arizona. Lives in Provo, Utah. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Previously attended college in Arizona. Art department intern for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Scenic designer for BYU's production of Puccini's opera "Gianni Schicchi" in spring 2002.
Utah-based actress. Major supporting role in the computer game "Under a Killing Moon" (1994), with co-stars Chris Jones, Brian Keith, Margot Kidder, James Earl Jones and Suzanne Barnes. Small or supporting roles roles in the films "Christmas in the Clouds" (2000) and "Switch" (1991), and the TV movies "Unforgivable" (1996) and "Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare" (1995).
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "(In)sane," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife Martha. First assistant camera for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Camera operator for many films and TV movies, including: Dallas and Rusty (2003); Evil Alien Conquerors (2002); The Prince and the Surfer (1999); Gods and Monsters (1998); Breakdown (1997); Twister (1996); Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995); One Tough Bastard (1995); The Net (1995); Radio Inside (1994); Sleep with Me (1994); Desire (1993) and an episode of the TV series "Red Shoe Diaries" (1992). Assistant property master for the TV movie "Psycho IV: The Beginning" (1990).
Latter-day Saint. Born in Utah. From Lewiston. Professional boxer. Heavyweight contender. As 3-to-1 underdog, won 10-round heavyweight decision over Jersey Joe Walcott in 1950. Minor role in the feature film "The Devil's Brigade" (1968), starring William Holden.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Graduate of Utah Valley State College. Bit part in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Mentioned in the BYU Today article "You Gotta be Bold" (May 1995).
Actress from Utah. Made her film debut as the lead actress in "Only Once," a direct-to-video film directed by Rocco DeVilliers, sold in Latter-day Saint Christian and general Christian bookstores. She played a Latter-day Saint teenager who unintentionally becomes pregnant out of wedlock. In 1999 Leary then appeared in the 3rd billed role in the TV movie "Absence of the Good", had a major role in the film Blue Ridge Fall (1999), and a small role in "Just the Ticket." She had a small role in the feature film "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), filmed in Utah. In 2001 she had the 3rd billed role in Joshua Tai Taeoalii's independent film "Twice Today" (also filmed in Utah). In 2001 she had a regular role playing "Eve" on the fourth season of MTV's "Undressed." TV guest roles include: "That's My Bush!", "Cover Me" and "Touched by an Angel."
Utah-based actress. Small part in the feature film "The Devil's Advocate" (1997).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County. Born circa 1978. From Glendale, Arizona. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Writer and producer of the computer-animated short film "The Janitor," which was animated by his brother. The film competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival.
Born 8 May 1907 in Utah. Died 19 December 1996, Woodland Hills, California. One film credit: was the female lead in "The Night Bird" (1928), starring opposite Reginald Denny, directed by Fred C. Newmeyer.
Diane Denise Lee
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Denise Lee. Driver for the Leucadia films "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), directed by Blair Treu.
On-set dresser for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002), for which Steve Lee was the art director.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Film editor of commercial/industrial films for 1997 Parade of Homes Show, ESPN, Huntsman Corporation, Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee. Producer/director of commercials or industrial films for KTVX 4/Utah Winter Games, LS Micro Computers, Tanner Transmissions, Utah & Oklahoma Wheels.Com. Company: Fast Forward Productions. Website: www.fastforwardprod.com
Lives in Utah County. Sometimes credited as: Randy Wayne Lee. Assistant editor on the film "How to Save the President" and the TV series "Touched by an Angel." Apprentice editor on the movies "Coyote Summer" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996). Script supervisor for the direct-to-video musical adaptation of stories from the Book of Mormon, "Liken The Scriptures: I Will Go and Do" (2003).
Steven A. Lee
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Company: Lonesome Highway Productions.
Company: Morning Dew Entertainment. Also credited as: Steven Lee; Steve Lee; Steve A. Lee.
Steven A. Lee has worked as a producer on 22 feature films and TV movies, 4 PBS
documentaries, 2 Reality TV series, and dozens of commercials and industrial films. He started
in the film business over twenty four years ago in art department and worked his way up to
production designer, then about 14 years ago moved over, and has been managing and producing
films ever since.
He has also produced and / or managed dozens of industrial and educational films and
commercials. See his work history and resume on Steve Lee Line Producer
Singing With Angels (Feature) Line Producer
War Pigs (Feature) Producer
Waffle Street (Feature) Executive Producer/UPM
Stuck (Feature) Co-Producer/US Production Manager
Nowhere Safe (Feature) Line Producer
Ephraim's Rescue (Feature) Line Producer
12 Dogs of Christmas II (Feature) Line Producer
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (Feature) Line Producer
Zeros (Pilot: Syfy) Producer
Age of the Dragons (Feature) Producer
Blank Slate (TNT TV-Movie) Producer
Emma Smith: My Story (Feature) Exec. Producer
House of Fears (Feature) Producer
Forever Strong (Feature) Line Producer
Tracker (Feature) Producer
Outlaw Trail (Feature) Line Producer
Return With Honor (Feature) Co-Producer
Everything You Want (ABC FAMILY - Premier Movie) Co-Producer
Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (60 Millimeter Large Format) Line Producer
A Kid Called Danger (Feature) Line Producer
Center Street (PBS Series) Assoc. Producer
Teen Xtreme (Syndicated Sports Pilot) Producer
House of Fears (screenplay) (Feature) Writer
Tracker (Feature) Co-screenwriter
Everything You Want (screenplay) (ABC FAMILY - Premier Movie) Writer
The Handcart Pioneers (PBS Documentary) Writer
Empower Yourself (Documentary) Writer
UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER (DGA):
12 Dogs of Christmas II (Feature) Unit Production Manager
Age of the Dragons (Feature) Unit Production Manager
Blank Slate (TNT TV-Movie) Unit Production Manager
What's Your Story (PBS Reality Series) Unit Production Manager
Emma Smith: My Story (Feature) Unit Production Manager
Forever Strong (Feature) Unit Production Manager
Outlaw Trail (Feature) Unit Production Manager
Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (60 Millimeter Large Format) Unit
The Trek West (PBS Documentary) Unit Production Manager
The Handcart Pioneers (PBS Documentary) Unit Production Manager
Teen Xtreme (Syndicated Sports Pilot) Director
Center Street (PBS Series) Director
Empower Yourself (Documentary) Director
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (Syndicated Pilot) Director
As well as several short films
Steven has worked in the entertainment business for over 20 years. After spending nearly 15 of
those years working on Hollywood-produced films (he has worked with Fox, NBC, CBS, Tri-
Star, Columbia, and more), Steven moved out into the independent feature film market. He has
produced films that have been on HBO, DISNEY, and SHOWTIME.
He has a total of fifteen feature films that he has either produced, co-produced, or line
produced (including four that he has written, and several corporate, religious, and short films that
he has directed).
Wayne L. Lee
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Wayne Lee. Lives in Utah with his wife Muriel, and their three children. Founder and executive director of the Gloria International Film Festival (formerly known as the Salt Lake City Film Festival), a family-friendly international film festival which was first held in August 2002. The 2003 Festival will be held in West Valley City, Utah in October 2003. Executive producer of the upcoming documentary, "The Eleventh Hour: Blacks in the Mormon Church." He was a consultant on the KUED documentary, "Utah's African-American Voices," which won a local Emmy. Lee is also founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization The Edification Foundation, a National Heritage Foundation. Its mission is to support and fund individuals and organizations that edify, educate, and entertain. This will include, but is not limited to, educational scholarships, volunteer programs, quality independent film productions, etc.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Alpine, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Brian Lefler. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Writer/director of the short films "Barren Earth" (2002), "Road Rage" and "Warplay" (2000). "Warplay" won Best Film and Best Director awards at the Eclipse Film Festival in 2000. "Warplay" won 3rd Place in the short film competition at the 2nd LDS Film Festival held in Provo, Utah in November 2002, and was included in the touring "Best of 2002" program. "Barren Earth" won the award for Best Narrative Film at BYU's Final Cut film festival in 2002. "Barren Earth" was also selected for inclusion in the Festival's touring "Best of 2002" program. "Warplay" was shown at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Maryland Film Festival in 2001, and at the Moab Film Festival in 2002. Graphic Consultant on Ryan Little's award-winning film "The Last Good War" (2000). Storyboard artist for a "3 Rivers" commercial. Storyboard artist for the PlayStation 2 video games "Barbarians" and "Lego Bionicles." Storyboard artist for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Storyboard artist for Richard Dutcher's feature film "The Prophet" (2004). Presenter at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in November 2002 in Provo, Utah. Production assistant for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997).
Thomas J. Lefler
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Tom Lefler; Thomas Lefler. Writer/director of the video "Jerash: A Bridge to Understanding" (2000), produced at Brigham Young University. Producer of the PBS documentaries "In the Presence of Healers" (2000) and "Brides on the Homefront" (2000), and executive producer of the short documentary "General Household Repair" (2001), all produced at BYU. Producer of the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Executive producer (along with Sterling Van Wagenen) of the KBYU PBS documentary "Call of Story" (2002), a nationally broadcast documentary about storytelling. Included in the "Special Thanks" section of the closing credits in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah with his wife, Jen. Bit part as a jock in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Info from GaGa International website:
Partner and Chief Operations Officer for Apex Training & Development. Apex develops and markets personal development material nationwide.
Adam has also been a national fitness model for over 6 years. He has worked for Nike, Adidas, Reebock, Healthrider, SoloFlex, Weider and many more. Adam was a high school All-American football player. He played football in college at BYU. His football career was cut short by a major shoulder injury. He recently began competing in duathlons. In his first competition, he won the Camp Pendelton Coca-Cola Series Duathlon, beating the 7-time champion by more than 3 minutes.
Adam received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. He worked as a personal trainer at Gold's Gym in Hollywood and Provo. He has also performed hundreds of health evaluations for Healthy Living. He performed body composition tests as well as muscular and cardiovascular strength tests for their clients. Adam served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brazil for two years.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (3 min., 31 sec.) computer-animated film "Working Out," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film asks a probing question: Do things work out for the guy on the restroom door? Made the short computer-animated film "Shapes" (1 min., 47 sec.), which also competed in the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. "Shapes" comments on the pressures of the media on women.
Born c. 1879, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 18 May 1927, New York City. 3 credits, all in major roles: The American Way (1919); The Forbidden Path (1918); Caprice of the Mountains (1916). Appeared in Broadway in "The Busybody" and "Rust."
Utah-based actress. Sometimes credited as: Sherry Bendorf. Had a small role as "Sister Julie Jensen" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Had a regular small as "Annie" on the ITV series "Yellowthread Street", which ran for 13 episodes in 1990. Was the lead actress (playing "Liz Borden") in the slasher movie "Slaughterhouse" (1987). Major supporting roles in the direct-to-video horror movies "Born Killer" (1990) and "Demon Wind" (1990). Stunt double for the TV series ""Birds of Prey" (2002) and "24" (2001). Was a stand-in for the movie "Write to Kill" (1990). Guest appearance on the TV soap opera "General Hospital" in April 2002. Website: http://www.sherryleigh.com/
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Orchestra contractor for the Leucadia films "Coyote Summer" (1996), "Windrunner" (1995), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), "The Paper Brigade" (1996) and "Just Like Dad" (1995). Music studio manager for "A Nightmare On Elm Street 7: New Nightmare" (1994). Personal assistant to popular Utah-based composer Kurt Bestor.
Sometimes credited as: Mike Lemmon. Casting director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Business: Mike Lemmon Casting. Credits as casting director include: Pizza with Bullets (2004); The Father, the Son (2001); Better Days (2001); Bottomfeeders (2001); The Disintegration of a Boy Band (2000); Postcards From Paradise Park (2000); Breath (1999); Edge City (1998); Condition Red (1995). Has done Philadelphia casting for many projects, including the feature films "Beloved" (1998), "Wide Awake" (1998), "Twelve Monkeys" (1995). Location casting for the network TV series "Hack" (2002-2003). Did casting work for the feature film "Ocean's 11" (2001), which holds the record for as highest-grossing feature film with overtly Mormon main characters. Info from website (http://www.mikelemoncasting.com/):
Mike Lemon Casting has over 17 years experience, casting over 9,500 projects, including feature and independent films, commercials, industrials, voice overs, television, radio, theatre, infomercials, music videos, interactive CD, documentaries, trade shows, etc.
We KNOW the FINEST ACTORS in the region, having cast hundreds of them in motion pictures like: Signs; Unbreakable; The Sixth Sense; Lucky Numbers; Ocean's 11; Jesus' Son; Beloved; 12 Monkeys; Fallen; Snake Eyes; Up Close and Personal; Philadelphia.
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Stephen W. Lemmon. President and CEO of the multimedia and film production company The Studio, in Hurricane, Utah. Producer of: Mountain Meadows Massacre (documentary video); Lake Powell; Spirit of the Salt River Valley; Thermogenesis; Zion National Park. Executive producer of "Kirtland Temple: House of the Lord" (2001), a documentary video and CD-ROM, and other Latter-day Saint-oriented documentary videos, tapes, and CD-ROMs. Produced the video "The Rebuilding of the Nauvoo Temple." Produced "Historic Nauvoo" CD-ROM. Produced audio tape/CD-ROM sets: "Nauvoo Temple: The Stories, People, and Miracles"; "Joseph & Hyrum: Their Final Days"; and "Out of the Dust: Stories From The Nauvoo Cemetery." Produced dozens of training videos covering computer software and genealogy topics. Production manager of project for Arizona Strip Interpretive Association. Production manager of "Navajo: The Glittering World" and "With Different Eyes." Website: www.thestudio.net
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor. Producer and co-screenwriter (with James Westwood) of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2003), adapted from the fact-based novel by A. Melvin McDonald. Also had the lead role in "Day of Defense," as "Thomas Bryant," the attorney who defies his entire town to defend the civil rights and religious freedom of two Latter-day Saint missionaries. Lenz also starred in the title role in the independent film "The Odyssey of Lester Hick" (DreamSeeker Studios). Starred as "Neo" in the low-budget parody film "Matrixx" (Nuworlds Productions). Bit part as a video store clerk in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Played the part of "Frank Pontipee" in the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," at the Hale Centre Theatre West Valley in 2000. Played "Teomner" in the independent Book of Mormon-themed film "Stripling Warriors" (also known as "Helaman and Warriors," produced by Cary Derbidge's Vision Star film company). Appeared as a waiter in the film "Class Action" (20th Century Fox). Has appeared on TV on an episode of "Touched by an Angel", a Jim Brickman video, and 2 episodes of "Wolf" (CBS). Has appeared in commercials for Novell, 1-800 Call ATT, and CDI. Bio from "Day of Defense" website:
Born and raised in California, Andrew Lenz has worked in theater and film since he was a child, performing first theatrically in numerous musicals and plays both Equity and non-union. His film credits include two TV series with CBS, Touched by and Angel and Wolf, HBO and Showtime features, lead, supporting, and principal parts in several independent films including Single's Ward and Day of Defense, television commercials and radio voice over.
Utah-based actress. Appeared in commercials for Mountain Star Healthcare, Commerce Bank of Texas, and Novell. Appeared on stage at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah in Jenna and the Trouble Maker; Mr. Popper's Penguins; Jack and the Beanstalk; Wizard of Oz.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: David J. Lester. Boom operator for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), the TV movie "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992), and the independent films "Neon City" (1992) and "Waxwork II: Lost in Time" (1992).
Born 22 February 1964, Murray, Utah. Birth name: Louis Clyde Holder. Actor. Provided the voice of Toxie in "Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part 4" (1999). Small role in "Cage in Box Elder" (2000). Bio from IMDb (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Lewis,+Clyde):
Clyde Lewis is a bizarre futurist talk show host who created Ground Zero Radio in 1995. He is a lover of B-horror and science fiction movies and worked his way through the lean years publishing his own fanzines and co-writing scripts for television and radio with director Kevin Delullo. He has been featured in UFO magazine, and Unknown Magazine and has appeared on "Sightings" and "Strange Universe." His interests also include comic books and mythology. He has always been a supporter of Troma motion pictures and now lends the voice to the Toxic Avenger.
Utah filmmaker. Made the 15-second poetry film "Multitudes," shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with 8 other filmmakers, made the 23-minute film "Messages: A 2002 Olympic Documentary," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film focuses on aspects of Utah's culture during the 2002 Olympics.
Lives in Elk Ridge, Utah. Animal handler/wrangler.
Latter-day Saint. Graduated with a degree in animation from Brigham Young University in 2001. Animator of Owen (the mouse) for "The Lion and the Mouse," an animated film under production at BYU. After this project is complete he plans to move to Los Angeles and break into the animation business.
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